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TOMORROW: Veterans Stand on Capitol Hill For Iraqi Allies Risking Their Lives for American Troops

Washington, DC (February 1, 2017) —  Tomorrow, Thursday February 2, at 4:00 PM, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) members will join fellow veterans from multiple organizations to call on President Trump to protect our trusted allies who have served alongside us and continue to serve troops now in combat zones. Veterans will share personal stories and communicate the damaging impact of the recent Executive Order temporarily halting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries.

WHO: IAVA Members, veterans and allies
WHAT: Uniting to appeal to the White House to protect our trusted allies. They will share personal stories and explain  the impact of  Executive Order travel ban on national security and troop safety
WHERE: East Front Plaza on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC [on the Capitol Grounds at the corner of Constitution and Delaware Avenues]
WHEN: Thursday, February 2 at 4:00 PM ET

Please email press@iava.org to RSVP for the availability or if additional accommodations might be necessary for an interview around the hearing.

Note to media: Email press@iava.org or call 212-982-9699 to speak with IAVA CEO and Founder Paul Rieckhoff or IAVA leadership.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (www.IAVA.org) is the leading post-9/11 veteran empowerment organization (VEO) with the most diverse and rapidly growing membership in America. As a non-profit founded in 2004, IAVA’s mission is to connect, unite and empower post-9/11 veterans. Celebrating its 12th year anniversary, IAVA has connected more than 1.2 million veterans with resources and community, and provided more than 7,300 veterans with personalized support from IAVA’s Master’s level social workers.